“One cannot consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.” Helen Keller
Thank you for visiting Minds That Soar. As an educational consulting business focused on gifted and twice-exceptional advocacy, we want to give you the opportunity to stay in touch with our company, our services and our resources.
All our services and this site are aimed at helping gifted and twice-exceptional children around the globe soar to their full potential. We are especially interested in promoting the identification, support and advocacy of gifted and twice-exceptional students in the under-served populations here in the U.S. and abroad.
At Minds That Soar, we know that every child has a story. And we believe in stories with happy endings.
For Kristin, it is a story that begins in second grade where her teachers focused on her struggles in language arts and not on her strengths and gifts. While her creative abilities were clearly evident, they seemed to be pushed aside in the classroom to provide for a more traditional approach in helping Kristen develop reading and writing skills.
Yet, as the school year progressed and her frustrations with school deepened, Kristin’s parents knew that her challenges were the result of something more than Kristin not trying hard enough. They knew that they needed to become Kristin’s advocates to get answers, understanding and support for the difficulties Kristin was experiencing.
Finally, towards the end of the year, when Kristin’s parents located a psycho-educational tester who correctly identified Kristin as being dyslexic, they felt a sense of relief. Kristin had many gifts and a learning difference.
Her uniquely gifted learning profile would require her teachers to have open minds and to utilize flexible instructional strategies to help her succeed.
Once Kristin was given a chance to work with a reading specialist, she gradually began to acquire new skills and develop a sense of confidence as a learner. Then, in the fall, she ended up in a 3rd grade classroom where the teacher was open to doing whatever it took to help Kristin succeed.
Kristin’s parents knew this supportive and nurturing approach would be a turning point for her.
Now Kristen’s story began to change. Her gifts and strengths were leveraged and emerging educational technology tools helped her find her writing voice. Her parents made sure they worked closely with her 3rd grade teacher and all the teachers in the years to come as she completed her elementary school education.
Today Kristin is continuing to reach towards her potential as a learner. She is looking forward to college next year to pursue her study of musical theater here in the U.S. or abroad.
Kristin has a bright and promising future and a “mind that soars.” Her story is not over yet – but we believe it will be another story with a happy ending.
So what is your child’s story?
Is your child currently experiencing a difficult year despite the fact that you know your child has so many strengths and gifts? Would you like to help your child write a different story – a story of moving steadily forward, developing new skills and achieving his/her full potential?
Then, give us a call or contact us by e-mail to find out how we can help you and your child – and your child’s school – find the resources and strategies that will change your child’s story by replacing obstacles with opportunities for success.
If you are not familiar with our company and your first contact with us is online, we would be pleased to hear from you! Let us know what your needs and questions are and we will be more than happy to talk with you.
Please send us an e-mail and we will be happy to provide you with a free, 30 minute phone consultation to learn more about your child and how we can help.